The drug-store chain Rite Aid has expanded its free COVID-19 swab tests to children as young as 4, the company said.

The drive-through tests, which had been available for children as young as 13, are available at 460 Rite Aid stores in 16 states.

Funding for the tests is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services department or HHS.

A complete list of Rite Aid’s COVID-19 testing sites can also be found at www.riteaid.com.

Patients must pre-register online at riteaid.com to schedule a time for testing. Customers ages 4-18 may access testing with consent from a parent or legal guardian consent. Parents should also bring an ID to the appointment.

For children ages 4-12, a parent or legal guardian must create a Project Baseline account and follow the steps to indicate who the test is for. For children ages 13-17, the creation of a Project Baseline account should happen with help from a parent or legal guardian.

Rapid tests at JWA

COVID-19 rapid testing is now available at John Wayne Airport.

Tests are available in Terminal B on the departure level before the TSA security checkpoint. All travelers, as well as the community, can be tested there, with results available within 15-30 minutes.

The site is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. A test costs $139.

“As cases continue to rise here in Orange County and across the nation, it’s important that our community has access to COVID-19 testing,” Robert T. Braithwaite, Hoag president and CEO, said in a statement.

Urgent care services also are coming to the Hoag Fly Well Clinic at JWA. The center will be in Terminal B, offering travelers access to services including office visits, telehealth consultations, vaccinations, treatment of minor illnesses and injuries and prescriptions.

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